20 Audio Products For the Modern Music Lover

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By Dwell / Published by Dwell
Here at Dwell, we love music. In fact, we usually have someone playing DJ for the day who takes requests and curates our office tunes based off of the current mood.

Some would even say that music is necessary for the home—as well as the office. So, we dove into our shop and picked some of our favorite sound pieces on the market today. Whether you prefer to jam out with headphones on, or blast some tunes in the kitchen while preparing dinner, these products will have you covered.

Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Speakers
Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Speakers
The mini home speaker with mighty sound.  PLAY:1 is Sonos’ smallest speaker, but it packs a powerful sound into its small chassis, making it a perfect fit for bookshelves, counters, and other snug places. You can combine it with other PLAY speakers for a Home Sound System that fills as many rooms as you want with exceptional sound. Humidity resistant (bathroom safe).   Measures: 6.36" x 4.69" x 4.69" Weight: 4.08 lb
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Audio Pro's Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Audio Pro's Portable Bluetooth Speakers
The Audio Pro T3 is a true beauty and brains type of one-two punch. Meaning, it not only elevates your whole decor while it patiently sits on the coffee table — but it also packs a surprisingly detailed, room-filling sound into a speaker small enough to bring along in a backpack. The solid build, thick leather carrying strap, and metallic hardware are a perfect even-keeled mix of contemporary and iconic mid-century design. 30 hour battery life. All in all, a big upgrade for both your tunes and your living space.
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U-turn Audio's Record Players
U-turn Audio's Record Players
A high-quality turntable that outperforms its price tag. The U-Turn Orbit Plus turntable is a killer value. By focusing on the warm and detailed sound and avoiding unnecessary features that only exist to pump up the sales brochure, you get a high-performance sound for a price that leaves you enough cash to keep building your record collection. Each turntable is also assembled by hand in Massachusetts with primarily American components to ensure the highest quality sound.
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Diamond Music Box
Diamond Music Box
Adam + Harborth's multifaceted Diamond is a modern take on vintage musical boxes, and a tribute to traditional craftsmanship.A turn of the large elegantly shaped key magically produces the melody ‘Je te vex’ by Erik Satie, a repeating 18 note chime guaranteed to sooth babies and charm adults. A great gift idea for any occasion.  Chime is mounted inside premium oak. Made in Germany.
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Portable Wood Speakers with Bluetooth
Portable Wood Speakers with Bluetooth
Who says big sound can’t come in small packages? These bluetooth sound systems, which wirelessly connect to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but deliver enough sound to fill a large room. The speakers, which come in ash grey and walnut, are wrapped in hand-crafted solid walnut. Choose between the smaller one-speaker version or the two-speaker version for more volume. Made in: Sweden Made of: Solid walnut and electronics. Size: Q1 single speaker: 3” x 3” x 3”; Q2 double speaker: 6” x 3” x 3” Sourced from: Vers Audio Photography by Bobbi Lin.
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Louis Speaker
Louis Speaker
Louis’ wooden trumpet is designed to mimic the retro sound of vinyl records. The dedicated mobile app plays music when a smartphone in entered in the slot, and displays a vacuum tube design. A magic made possible by the dialogue between the phone sensors and Louis' shape. Made out of carefully selected beechwood with aniline staining that protects Louis while preserving the wood's natural grain. Compatible with all smartphones.
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Luciano Bluetooth Speaker
Luciano Bluetooth Speaker
Luciano is a ceramic table speaker with an embedded bluetooth 4.0 connection, which works with iOS, Android, OSX, macOS, Windows, & Linux.Each speaker is handmade, combining ceramics and electronics. The two contrasting elements come together in a work of art that encompasses purity of sound, subtlety of form, and the excellence of Italian craftsmanship.The speaker is crafted with components typically found in hi-fi stereo systems, and its audio output has been optimized in the lab through a detailed process of equalization to ensure superior sound quality.  Available in several colors, and in 24K gold.
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Modern by Dwell Magazine Owl Speaker Figural in Natural
Modern by Dwell Magazine Owl Speaker Figural in Natural
When tasked with creating something decorative for the new Modern by Dwell Magazine collection, Chris Deam recalled the animal figurines done by midcentury furniture designers. The forms of the resulting designs are guided by function. In the case of the Owl Speaker, which uses the curved shape of its body to amplify music or podcasts from a mobile device, Deam associated sound with the figure of the screech owl—after that, the process called for the "most minimal gesture to capture the essence of the animal." The Owl Speaker is made from solid wood with leather and metallic copper accents. Photo: Courtesy of Target
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Beoplay A2
Beoplay A2
Beoplay A2 is a premium Bluetooth 4.0 speaker that is made to move. Weighing in at just 1.1 kg, you can take it anywhere. Crafted with care from high-quality materials, this speaker looks and feels as good as it sounds. Two channels on each side of the speaker gives a full stereo experience although you have such a flat form factor, giving you a True360 sound experience. The core of Beoplay A2 is made out of extruded aluminium. The technique allows for complex cross sections, and ensures an excellent surface finish. The speaker is 180W with 24 hours of continuous playback before recharge. 
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Audio Pillar
Audio Pillar
The Audio Pillar speaker is the perfect union of stunning sound and chic style for home, office, or anywhere life takes you. Designed to bridge the gap between music, design, and technology, this unique, portable wireless speaker complements an array of décor styles and provides unparalleled sound quality. It features easy-to-use controls, dazzling 360-degree sound, a 15-hour rechargeable battery, and a built-in speakerphone for hands-free calls. The reliable Bluetooth speaker technology allows users to connect instantly with any Bluetooth-enabled device.
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Master & Dynamic ME05 Earphones
Master & Dynamic ME05 Earphones
Precision-machined from solid brass and hand-finished, our ME05 Earphones feature a distinctive form with ergonomic and elegant details, including laser etching and mirrored accents that reflect light. Our ME05 Earphones utilize custom drivers for superb sound quality and a balanced weight distribution that ensures a snug, comfortable fit.
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The Bluetooth Sound Machine · Bell
The Bluetooth Sound Machine · Bell
From one lover of music to another, we present The Bluetooth Sound Machine, Nuvitron’s tribute to the history of audio development. Meet Bell, the unique, handcrafted speaker that faithfully chronicles the evolution of sound reproduction.  Equipped with an old-school sound waveguide, a bold, 19th century steel horn tube and present-day bluetooth technology, all in a handcrafted wooden case. The audacious design of the Bluetooth Sound Machine is only equaled by its strength and functionality. The sound waveguide is measured to intensify the sound and maintain its tonal quality. The dazzling, handcrafted steel horn is paired with a neodymium speaker to naturally amplify higher frequencies.  But while Bell is a sophisticated piece of technology, its use is made easy through bluetooth connectivity and an auxiliary input. Just turn up the volume and feel the warm and beautiful tone of Nuvitron’s Bluetooth Sound Machine.  To fully appreciate this marvelous achievement, you’ll have to see and hear it yourself.
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Caruso Bluetooth Gramophone
Caruso Bluetooth Gramophone
Paolo Cappello's Caruso Gramophone is a bluetooth enabled speaker system with a design reminiscent of its 20th century predecessor.Each unit is hand made by Venice craftsmen, and features a ceramic horn (the amplifier) mounted on a luxurious hardwood cabinet. The sophisticated audio system is designed to maximize the performance of the horn ensuring outstanding quality.  Link your bluetooth enabled device for an unforgettable audio experience. The dedicated app simplifies the connection between Caruso and your smartphone. Follow the instructions and enjoy your entire music library.  Each piece signed by the designer.
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Crosley Bermuda Turntable
Crosley Bermuda Turntable
Send music on a fun tropical vacation in the beautifully stylish Crosley Bermuda turntable. Based on vintage Dansette sets, this iconic two-speed turntable can stand on its slender mod legs or chill out on a tabletop. Anywhere sweet music belongs, built-in speakers make this Bermuda ready to party.
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Pablo Uma Sound Lantern
Pablo Uma Sound Lantern
Carmine Deganello and Pablo Pardo aimed to transform the perception of the traditional portable lantern. After deciding that fusing sound and light was the way to bring this object to the modern age, they created the Uma Sound Lantern. With warm LED technology, the lightweight, movable lamp doubles as a speaker with a 360-degree surround sound system. You can adjust the volume with a touch-sensitive control, while the light can be manipulated with a full-range dial. Additionally, you can connect with Bluetooth to your mobile device in order to stream audio wirelessly. Constructed with a diffused polycarbonate lens and a steel grill, you can carry it around both indoors and outdoors with its leather strap. Photo: Courtesy of Pablo Design 
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Ceramic Speakers
Ceramic Speakers
Bold audio, stunning design—that’s what you get with Joey Roth’s gramophone-shaped, ceramic speakers. With their combination of hi-fi looks and sound, they double as decor. 
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Symbol Audio Stereo Console Table with Speakers
Symbol Audio Stereo Console Table with Speakers
Whether you’re streaming, spinning records, or watching TV, integrate all your media into this modern console. Connect multiple devices to the built in amplifier and switch between sources with the push of a button. Enjoy the immersive soundstage from the 4” full range drivers and substantial 8” subwoofer. Our consoles are handcrafted in New York's Hudson Valley from solid wood and finished with durable low sheen lacquers. *Shown with optional Turntable Package and LP Storage Bin
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Master & Dynamic MH40
Over-Ear Headphones
Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones
Our MH40 Over-Ear Headphones are the original modern thinking caps: tools to help focus, inspire, and transport your mind. Designed for decades of use, our headphones are built with only the finest materials and tuned to provide a rich, warm sound. They make an elegant yet everyday addition to your desk, studio or home.
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Keepsake USB Turntable
Keepsake USB Turntable
Can't bear to live without your vinyl albums, yet can't seem to find the time to fire up the record player these days?  The Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable is the perfect solution. Take your old vinyls and convert them to CD in minutes with just a few simple steps. It easily interfaces with the USB port on any computer and includes a full software to rip and edit your content. And, if you still want to break out your old albums, there's a three-speed turntable for your listening enjoyment.
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Schatzii's Wireless Earbuds
Schatzii's Wireless Earbuds
100% wireless stereo earbuds for on-the-go audio. Schatzii has made a name for themselves with a line of wireless earbud headphones and Bluetooth headsets. The Bullet 2.0 is a set of stereo earbuds that provide clear music and voice audio for any activity with noise suppression and echo cancellation. Includes (2) Hi-Fidelity Stereo Earbuds and (1) 2100 mAh Charging Case with built-in microphone, and Micro USB-port for phone and tablet charging. 
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